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Soft-shell Clam

Palourde (Mye)

Mya arenaria

  • Description Description Icon
    The Softshell Clams are a pale white, oblong shaped brittle bivalve (animal with 2 shells) clam, with a spoon-shape notch on the inside tip. Softshell Clams feed by filtering out phytoplankton and organic particles from seawater. They can grow up to 15 cm in length.
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  • Interesting Fact Interesting Fact Icon
    This clam has 2 siphons for oxygen and food.